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Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I have stayed here previously and enjoyed the experience. Not wanting to give negative review but a couple of changes made it different. Price was still good. Location for our benefit having arrived by plane was different. Previous visit buses picked up regularly out front. This time no regular buses. Last time comfortable airy room. but this time beds uncomfortable...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've stayed here three times. The first was in 2013 when we booked one of the apartments at the back with a kitchen and washing machine. This was great as we could cook our own meals and do our own laundry for the few days we stayed. This time we booked three nights at the start of our holiday and...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

For those on a budget, this is ideal. The room and bathroom was clean and well presented. About a 15 minute walk from the Parliament building and a 5 minute drive from town. Check was completed efficiently and the staff were sociable and polite.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Three adults travelling to Canberra to catch some sport (baseball) and to "see the sights". We stayed in a two-bedroom apartment and this place was absolutely perfectly placed for us. The rooms weren't anything special but they were clean and spacious with everything we needed. The rates were quite reasonable. Check in and out was quick but didn't use Reception...

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Dorothy W, Forrest Hotel Team at Forrest Hotel And Apartments, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking the time to review Forrest. We are so glad you enjoyed a welcoming reception and your stay was so comfortable. We are pleased you found our location so convinient to all you needed. Well done for discovering Manuka, it's such a great little shopping village, and we are so fortunate to have it on our doorstep. All...

Dubbo, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Planned visit for NGA & NMA & friend's birthday arrived Friday 13 after 459 km drive on day hot NW wind blasted NSW like a furnace- opened door or room 4 to soothing coolness of cold air con- I felt I was in heaven! Picture window of garden was great when storm arrived with rain and tree branches hitting the...

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Dorothy W, The Forrest Hotel Team at Forrest Hotel And Apartments, responded to this review

Thank-you for your generous feedback. We are delighted you found us so welcoming and Forrest had everything you needed. My what a storm it was,fortunately it was only for a couple of minutes, and we are glad you felt safe with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. When booking Book Direct for the best avalible rate....

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

just a wonderful 4 days in Canberra the staff were just so knowledgeable about everything ----had tickets for the exhibitions and told us how to travel on public transport - and so professional and kind

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Dorothy W, The Forrest Hotel Team at Forrest Hotel And Apartments, responded to this review

Thank-you for your delightful review. We are so pleased you found us, so polite and welcoming. We look forward to your return, when booking always Book Direct for our best avalible rate. 0262034300 Kind Regards The Forrest Team

Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location in one of Canberra's prettiest suburbs, partially refurbished rooms, very nice staff, but paper-thin walls and noise from other guests arriving late and departing early made for disrupted sleep during our recent two-night stay during this busy holiday season.

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Dorothy W, The Forrest Hotel Team at Forrest Hotel And Apartments, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review we are so pleased you enjoyed our location,friendly staff and hotel.We appreciate your comments as they can only help us improve our business to make your stay more pleasant. Wishing you all the best for 2017 The Forrest Hotel Team

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

A centrally located hotel, quiet, clean and tidy and supported by superior customer service. An older style (refurbished) with good off street parking (free). Restaurant on site/free daily papers and maps, and within walking distance to the Parliament House precinct and Manuka shops, restaurants, supermarket and churches.

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Dorothy W, Forrest Hotel and Apartments Team at Forrest Hotel And Apartments, responded to this review

Thank-you for your feedback we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Forrest and you took advantage of our wonderful location. It's so handy being so close to Manuka village and the attractions. We hope to welcome you back again soon. All the best for 2017 From the Forrest Team

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Forrest Hotel was very clean and tidy. Friendly owner, front office staff made the check in simple and easy. Location was good, however nearest bus stop is a 17 minute walk away. Best to stay here, and Canberra in general, if you have a car. Public transport wasn't the best on weekends. Comfy beds, quiet location and good facilities.

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Dorothy W, The Forrest Team at Forrest Hotel And Apartments, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for your feedback,it was lovely to meet you and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank-you for your comments on the bus times,there is a bus stop outside the hotel however,they can be infrequent on week-ends. Best Wishes for 2017 The Forrest Team

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we previously stayed in the older motel accommodation, but just stayed in the apartments. We had a 2 bedroom apartment for husband & me, and adult son. comfortable beds, lovely bathroom recently refurbished, good shower, (needed a shelf) really wonderful soft big fluffy towels, as good as a 5 star hotel, excellent kitchen facilities especially the coffee pod machine. great...

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Dorothy W, Forrest Hote Team at Forrest Hotel And Apartments, responded to this review

Welcome back! Thank-you for your review and lovely rating,your comments about instructions for the coffee machine and pillows are also so helpful, as it will only help us to improve and make your stay even better for time. We are so pleased you enjoyed the Apartments. Best Wishes for 2017 The Forrest Team

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Forrest Hotel and Apartments is a wonderful family owned and operated hotel in the heart of Canberra. We offer FREE WIFI FREE PARKING AND ESPRESSO COFFEE!!! Located just behind Parliament House in the leafy suburb of Forrest, we are ideally suited for government, business and leisure travel.We have 76 hotel rooms and 40 serviced apartments, with a conference room, restaurant and deck overlooking the beautiful parkland setting.Accommodation options:• Standard Room (sleeps 2): Enjoy the cosy comfort of double or twin share rooms • One Bedroom Apartment (sleeps 4): Spacious and private with separate kitchen and lounge area• Family Rooms Two Rooms (sleeps 5): kitchen/lounge/dining• Executive Two Bedroom Apartments (sleeps 4): Stylish decor and ultimate comfort and facilities ... more   less 

Additional Information about Forrest Hotel And Apartments

Address: 30 National Cct | Forrest, Canberra 2603, Australia
Region: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Price Range: ₹ 5,048 - ₹ 11,590 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Forrest Hotel And Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 120
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Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Canberra
#14 Family Hotel in Canberra
#19 Business Hotel in Canberra
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“Liked the apartment the best as could cook and do laundry for ourselves.”
 of 5 bubbles E4622HBsueb, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Request ground floor if preferred, and away from stairways.”
 of 5 bubbles colin745, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“check out apartment prices before booking the standard motel rooms”
  • Vittoria pod machine
  • really excellent kitchen facilities
  • comfy chair, great lounge, good blackout curtains
 of 5 bubbles CorinneJ93, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a lower floor if travelling with a young family to avoid the stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles lon_alyse, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles E3856HCpeterm, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
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